Baramulla: Days after traders federation of Baramulla threatened mass protests against condition of roads in Baramulla market (from Khanpora to Khawajabagh), the Beacon authorities have starting patch work repairs on the roads.
However, residents and traders are aghast that the patch work can not solve the problem.
General Secretary Traders Federation Baramulla Tariq Ahmad Magloo said the condition of roads from Khanpora to Khawajabagh was “worst”.
“There are hundreds of pits on this busy national highway despite Beacon having macadamised the road last year,” Tariq said.
“Last week we threatened that all the traders will shut their business and stage mass protests against the administration. Now they started the patch work, but it is not enough. The authorities should fully macadamise the road on both sides.”
Gulam Ahmad, another trader, said that last year authorities divided the road to avoid traffic jams, “but it needs further widening and macadamisation”.
“Otherwise the day is not very far when we will shut our business,” Ahmad said.
He added that not only the highway, the road from highway leading to Old town, and other links are also in bad condition.
“We appealed authorities to improve the condition of roads otherwise we can take any hard step and administration will be responsible,” he said.
A senior officer from the Beacon said that patch work was started on the orders of the district administration, while as full macadamisation will be taken up in summer, as temperature improves.